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  • Killing the SS

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,766

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart wrenching at times

  • By Richard Hay on 10-21-18

History made interesting.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Fantastic. Interesting. I remember the trials as a kid. I remember the pictures in the newspapers. I remember my parents talking about it. This re-telling of it filled in all the gaps and completed the history for me.

  • Cop Under Fire

  • Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime & Politics for a Better America
  • By: David A. Clarke Jr., Sean Hannity, Nancy French - contributor
  • Narrated by: David A. Clarke Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 516

America has become increasingly divided and polarized in recent years. With growing animosity toward law enforcement professionals, government corruption, disregard for the constitution, and racial tension thanks to the media and hate groups, there seems to be no easy answer in sight. But Sheriff David Clarke knows where we must begin. We must stop blaming others and take ownership of our families, communities, and country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! What a marvelous book.

  • By Wayne on 07-02-17

Well done. Good listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Fabulous. Interesting. Not slow. Great narration by Clarke. I bought an autographed copy & also an audible copy. Well worth it.

  • Come to Grief

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator who appears in Odds Against and Whip Hand, is back and facing new dilemmas and dangers. The opening finds him having uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend whom he, and everyone else, has held in affection bordering on love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator! Classic Dick Francis

  • By C. Johnson on 01-23-10

The only Dick Francis I didn't like.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

This was the one and only dark & horrible story by Francis. Not probable. Not enjoyable. Not fun. Not interesting. Concept & novel should not have ever been published. I've owned horses, and this was painful to finish. Otherwise, Dick (& Felix) are the best.

  • Kingdom of the Blind

  • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,996
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found the experience very satisfying.

  • By MV on 11-29-18

Tired-out series. Painful to finsih.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

I'm done with this series. Its gone beyond fun and interesting. This was too dark, and not even remotely believable in any way. As the hippies used to say, "...it was far reaching..." And it was. Why would a famous inspector want to even move to a remote small village where there has been probably ...what? .....about 14 murder occurrences? Probably more, as some were mltiple murders. What percentage of the population is that? Good grief.

  • I Will Find You

  • Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime
  • By: Joe Kenda
  • Narrated by: Joe Kenda
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298

Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to turn it off.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Kenda! Veryv

  • By Somewhat crazy dog lady on 09-27-17

Better than the wonderful TV series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

Being a fan from the beginning of the TV series, I cannot tell you just how good this is. This book reveals some more details about some of the cases we have seen on TV, which was fantastic, because I remembered those cases as he brought some of them up again and added more info. Narrated by Lt Joe Kenda, himself, this book gets better and better as you listen along. Thrilled out of my mind with the ending, especially with my being an Air Force and Police family. I love Kenda's frankness and honesty, human-ness, and his self-revealing struggles to us.

  • Without Saying a Word

  • By: Kasia Wezowski, Patryk Wezowski
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulligan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 353

One wrong move can undercut your message. Believe it or not, our bodies speak louder than our words. Postures, gestures, and expressions convey reams of information - and often not what you'd expect. A smile, for example, is usually considered welcoming. But crook one corner of your mouth higher, and you project superiority, subconsciously chasing other people away. Without Saying a Word explains how even the subtlest motions have meaning. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More list than book

  • By C. Zacharias on 10-04-18

Leave the politics out

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Bad Taste in my ears. The political agenda makes the writing void. You can't believe anything here because of the obvious author's political slant.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Lane

  • A Case For Willows And Lane, Book 1
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

"So I thought I might take up paragliding. You know, buy one on eBay and just jump off the cliff one morning." Emily Willows is middle-aged, widowed, wealthy, and bored. When she makes those flippant remarks to her son over coffee one Friday, she has no inkling that within a few hours she will be facing the most terrifying situation of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IT'S A DEFINITE YES

  • By Ann on 05-30-18

Its like half a book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Its exactly like only half a book, & in the middle of it, & just ends. Falls Flat. Characters undeveloped. Plot completely shallow. The whole book is about getting away by car from the bad guys. Nothing there at all. Two Heroines, but not enough depth or fun to like the older one. The younger one, Lane, is intriguing, but give me something to love about the mom. I was so excited about the book becoming available by this author, because the D.C. Smith books are so rich, deep, full of character building & likeable characters, & sophisticated quirky humor. It was hard to believe this is the same author--& I really don't believe it is. It has to be a ghost writer. However, I will give the 2nd book a chance to finish the "first half" of a book....

  • Persons of Interest

  • DC Smith Investigation Series, Book 4
  • By: Peter Grainger
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

In the peace and tranquility of the woods at Pinehills on a Saturday afternoon, a mobile phone begins to ring. The phone belongs to DC Smith, and it isn't unusual that the call is from Kings Lake Central police station; what is unusual is the fact that he seems to be the subject of an investigation rather than taking part in one. What can the links be between a prisoner's violent death in another county, the disappearance of two teenagers, and the highest profile case in Kings Lake for many years?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable Visit to "DC"'s World

  • By Chalis on 06-27-17

Intelligent--subtle humor--excellent characters

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

Still a wonderful series and never a disappointment. The humor is smart, and the characterization is wonderful. I hope it goes on forever. Narration is fantastic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lending a Paw

  • Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Laurie Cass
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

With the help of her rescue cat, Eddie, librarian Minnie Hamilton is driving a bookmobile based in the resort town of Chilson, Michigan. But she'd better keep both hands on the wheel, because it's going to be a bumpy ride.... Eddie followed Minnie home one day, and now she can't seem to shake the furry little shadow. But in spite of her efforts to contain her new pal, the tabby sneaks out and trails her all the way to the bookmobile on its maiden voyage. Before she knows it, her slinky stowaway becomes her cat co-pilot!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait.

  • By Ruth B. on 12-15-17

Mrrr Mrrr Mrrr Misfit

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-18

I like cats--I had 13 once on a country spot. But this book is wackadoodle. All this cat ever says is "Mrrr" -- my cats never Mrrred. And then there is all the grinning. "He grinned. She grinned." All anyone in this book does is grin, except for the last chapter where someone finally did a smile. There was so many unnecessary adjectives and adverbs--it appeared to our book club it was just to make the book longer. Then the author doesn't follow through and seems to forget the original lead-in statements. For example, the detective arriving on the scene is such a #10, and goodie, we are going to have a further encounter with this hunk, and then you don't hear from him until the last chapter, and there is no more spark. It doesn't even say that there is no more spark. It is just dropped. Huh??? Then our heroine has to check, & keep checking on issues, with her mother on the moral compass of a man sitting outside a restaurant using their Wi-Fi. Oh golly, is that morally right? And yet our Heroine lies all the time--I mean ALL the time. Then I have never heard so many made up last and first names in my life that are so far from reality. For example, there is the assistant "Thessie" (as in Thespian) --no parent in their right mind would name a child this unless they had a lisp themselves. Our large book club (who are positive people) gave it a rating for 2.5 to a 5.5 out of ten. I give it a 2, and I'm a very positive person. I did like the date which was fun and humorous, and the narrator was excellent. And it was good and clean. My 97 year old mom will like this.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Heat

  • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise! Dead Heat refers to the Oven!

  • By J Carter on 01-12-18

Surprise! Dead Heat refers to the Oven!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

Love this one. Our hero is a chef with a restaurant (but near a race track-ha!) Love the twist. Love the narration. And again, the Francis men never disappoint with the great clean writing, interesting plots, excellent narrators, and best of all, the skillful great characterization of everyone in the stories. This is no exception. This one has a modern update with terrorism. Enjoy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful